Cat On A Wall

Cat On A Wall
(Difford/Tilbrook)

Original lyrics (not used) by Chris Difford

First thing you know she’s zipping out of jeans
And slipping on a ladies skirt
She talks about her hair once there was a dream
Now everybody’s passing the word

When she comes home to her bedsitting world
Everything’s slung on the bed
Boy magazines with no mention of girls
Maybe you’ll be on there instead

Last thing you see she’s mirroring her face
And smelling like a flower in spring
The door’s on the latch and she’s dragging a case
Full of silver bracelets and rings

Hookin’ on to sad eyes
Lookin’ on to the stalls
If you tell her she’s funny
She purrs like a cat on the wall

These are the original lyrics from the publishing company – they were changed for the release of the Packet of Three EP with “Last thing you see she’s mirroring her face” to “Last thing you see mirror smashed in her face” – it was the year of punk, after all. Note – the original title was Cat On The Wall and not Cat On A Wall.

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Cat On A Wall
(Difford/Tilbrook)
Actual lyrics (used for the Packet Of Three EP) by Chris Difford

First thing you know she’s zipping out of jeans
And slipping on a ladies skirt
She talks about him once there was a dream
Now everybody’s passing the word

She comes home to her bedsitting world
Everything is slung on the bed
Boy magazines with no mention of girls
Maybe you’ll be on there instead

Last thing you see a mirror smashed in her face
She’s smelling like a flower in spring
The door’s on the latch and she’s dragging a case
Full of silver bracelets and rings

Hookin’ on to sad eyes
Steppin’ down in the hall
If you tell her she’s funny
She stops like a cat on a wall

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